UNCONVENTIONAL RAIN PROTECTION
Maybe you're training for your own Tour de France, or you're riding through the Alps on the trip of a lifetime, and you catch infernal weather conditions. You could bag it, or you could just pull on the Tempesta Pant over your shorts. With Castelli's exclusive eVentÂ® and Torrent fabrics, you've got a fully seam-sealed lightweight pant that's going to keep the water at bay.
They've made it a 3/4 cut so you'll get airflow coming in from just below the knee to prevent overheating. The Torrent 3-layer stretch fabric is used where you need extra give in the fabric to move with you. You'll want to pull this pant off when it stops raining, so Castelli have made it extremely compact so you can stash it in a pocket.
Q. What do a 19th century Italian tailor, a designer for the Milan Ballet and the first ever lycra cycling shorts have in common?
A. They are all part of a rich 140 year history that's led to today's most recognised brand in cycling: Castelli.
Throw in a heart attack on a famous Italian climb, family feuds, Olympic gold medals and controversy in the pro peloton and it begins to sound more like a Sicilian soap opera than the backdrop to a cycling brand. But then again Castelli is no ordinary brand.
Today, Castelli's scorpion emblem is arguably the single most recognised in cycling. Iconic is an overused word these days, but the Castelli brand surely qualifies.
We first discovered Castelli on our year long ride through the Americas in 2010, when our founder Liz (pictured) wore Castelli shorts and loved them, so stocking them seemed an obvious choice. But we're almost as captivated by the story behind the name as the kit itself! For the full Castelli story (it's quite a story!), click here.
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